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Wooden Shjips
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Hailing from San Francisco, psychedelic group Wooden Shjips, has just released their newest album Back to Land. The album brings together a sound crafted from inspirations that range from psychedelic music to classic rock.

The album is an entire trip in itself.  One can hear hints of 80s music, classic rock, and modern garage rock styles in the record, but they always resolve back to their classic psychedelic sound. With tracks like “In The Roses,” which brings a very spacey, low volume vocals, and a lo-fi sound that is not too cheesy or under produced. to “Ghouls,” which is a much faster, much more psychedelic rock sounding song that takes influences from classic rock guitar chords, while still utilizing classic psychedelic synthesizers.

Most songs on the album carry a jam-band sound, without becoming too abstract or getting too carried away. And in some cases, the music is so vast in genre diversity, one is surprised at the resulting sound, such as in the track, “These Shadows”, which starts off with an extremely catchy intro guitar riff and carries a vague David Bowie meets Velvet Underground sound.

“Back to Land” is a great piece of work that utilizes the potential of each member of Wooden Shjips effectively and thoroughly.

Most importantly, “Back to Land” is an experimentation of how far the psychedelic genre can stretch while still successfully staying true to its roots.


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Chromespider Presents a full day of music at the Oakland based music venue, Stork Club today. The show extends from 4pm to 9 pm tonight and we're always excited to share the news about unique events that will keep you busy and drenched in local independent music for hours on end. The show features Bay Area based bands and solo artists:

Vollmer
Mito
Sophie Vogel
Linda Ann Xyz-Anderson
Civilized Savage
Bobby Quaalude
Paintswithfire
Guido Ayala
Nic Burrose

If you're looking for something to do and a reason to be able to drink before 4 pm, grad some friends and make your way over to the East Bay and have a blast!

September 27, 2014
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The Oakland based indie folk music project, Empty Moon has released a new music video entitled 75 Degrees. This track is reminiscent of Bright Eyes and exudes a laid back California folk vibe that flows slowly while expressing lyrics that are simplistic but potent and emotive. Check out the new video and support new Bay Area artists.

September 27, 2014
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DELI OFFICIAL CMJ SHOWS ANNOUNCED, FULL SCHEDULE HERE 

September 26, 2014
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San Francisco based gypsy blues rock band, The Jaunting Martyrs have recently re-emerged and are playing a show TONIGHT at Bottom of the Hill. The bill also includes the popular Bay Area based bands Fritz Montana and Thunderegg. This eclectic line up will have you moving and shaking on the dance floor, so spend your Thursday night at Bottom of the Hill!

By the way, The Jaunting Martyrs have also announced that they will disband at the end of the year, so if you haven't seen them play in a while or haven't had the pleasure, don't miss this opportunity.

September 25, 2014
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San Francisco based punk band, Beast Fiend is putting on an event geared towards the Bay Area community. The band has organized a suicide prevention and awareness benefit show that will take place at SUB/Mission this Sunday, September 28th. This all ages show is going to feature a raffle, a speaker from SF Suicide Prevention and a line up of local bands including: Silver Shadows, Bitter Fruit and Void Boys.

We like it when bands take it upon themselves to do things that are for a great cause. Make sure you support bands who do good things for others and the local community at large, and head out to this show on Sunday!

September 24, 2014
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Two Bay Area based bands are set to support the Australian Sup Pop Records band, Deaf Wish on October 7th at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco. San Francisco based heavy garage punk band, Life Stinks is on the bill and will be pounding the stage with their heavy and vivacious punk rock music, and the Oakland based pure punk band, MUSK will be opening the show and setting the tone of the night. Both bands are fully equipped to help Deaf Wish tear the house down!

We're excited to plug this gig because this International band will be playing such an intimate venue. We should not take what we have for granted in regards to being able to attend a number of hardworking smaller live music venues who survive and book cool acts from all over the world.

With all that said, we encourage you to check out Deaf Wish, Life Stinks and MUSK at the Hemlock Tavern on October 7th. It's going to be a cool and insanely heavy show.

September 23, 2014
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